Kangarootime

Kangarootime

Mobile care center management

4.4/5 (19 reviews)

Kangarootime Overview

Kangarootime is a cloud-based, all-in-one platform for child care and early education businesses, covering document management, billing, payment processing, child check-ins, classroom management, and more. The system connects parents, teachers, directors, and center owners through real-time messaging, calendars, and announcements, to ensure that everyone is kept up-to-date.

With Kangarootime, children can be securely checked in and out of centers by parents, with daily audit logs and to-the-second time tracking. Parents can also authorize other adults to collect their children, with the center automatically alerted to the change. Pictures can be shared securely with parents through the in-app messaging system, with all chats, emails, and pictures organized in a single database. Centers can use Kangarootime to collect fees, with integrated payment processing and collections automation.

Pricing

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Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
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Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

Kangarootime Reviews

Overall rating
4.4/5
84% positive reviews
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Lynda M.

Kangarootime has helped to free some of my time since I don't have to make sign-in sheets every week

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2017/09/18
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

I find Kangarootime user friendly and once you learn how to operate it, it's pretty easy. I like the fact that all the children are assigned into classrooms, so I know who is here and who is absent. I also like the fact that the company is always improving functions and making it easier for everyone to use.

Cons

When you are on one page and need to go to another, it is difficult to go back and at times you have to start from the beginning. We should be able to go back and forth, from page to page with out being dumped out of the system.
In the messaging area I would like the parent to be assigned to a child especially if they have a different last name.
In the afternoon the teachers stay on the main rooming page as, they are responsible for check out for all the children and you don't see when any new messages come in.
If parents don't request check in or check out, we don't know if that child is here until we are in our separate classrooms or ready to go home.

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Lailanie J.

Kangarootime and their staff has made our transition smooth and comfortable! We are big fans!

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2018/01/26
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

As a director, I love that I have access to the families information, who is in school that day, what teachers are there, can message families, etc. all remotely. I dont have to rustle through paperwork or interrupt the teachers teaching for information that I can easily look up. The time/date stamps for attendance, the family info, the messaging everyone at the same time are my favorite features and has saved me time.

Cons

That a child cannot have another person's guardian on their pick up list. That has been a frustrating issue for parents and teachers, and have had to resort to signing original paperwork in the meantime on those occasions.

Response from Kangarootime

Hello Lailanie!

The guardian issues will soon be resolved! Please make sure that you reach out to our customer success team to show you the MASSIVE updates in the Hopper. We have implemented the 'Education' 'Developmental' and 'Cognitive' milestones. Hope all is well!

Scott Wayman
Founder and CEO

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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Dawn W.

We ​LOVE Kangarootime!

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2017/12/08
Review Source: Capterra

Saves time and paper with daily reports. Electronics payment options for parents.

Pros

We like that there is no more paper shine reports. Parents can see all about their child's day in email and on the app. Also, being able to see where the children are and tracking ratios make it easy to make staffing decisions. We love the customer service provided. They are quick to answer questions and constantly developing improvements. They listen to our suggestions to try to meet the needs of our unique center.

Cons

Billing, Plans, Invoices all require lots of steps that ​we hope will be more streamlined​ soon​.

Response from Kangarootime

We're always glad to receive customer feedback, thank you Dawn! We've updated the filtering options and usability of messages, but we're always continuing to improve these features with customers like you in mind!

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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Christina M.

I have enjoyed the software and the switch over.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2017/09/12
Review Source: Capterra

It is mostly a time saver and parents love being able to pay online

Pros

I like having all of the parent communication piece and my management piece in one software. like being able to look at what the teachers are inputting.

Cons

Not having the Employee section ready and not having the Federal Food Program forms ready. Right now not being able to sumbit this form

Response from Kangarootime

Christina, Thanks so much for the review. Employee section and Food Report automation will be here before the end of the year! Thanks so much for being the best!

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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Chelsea Z.

My overall experience with KT has been great! I enjoy working with the program.

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2017/12/08
Review Source: Capterra

Kangarootime is a great tool to use for childcare facilities! It helps our center stay organized and simple.

Pros

I like the feature where all the child information is easy to access quickly. Also, the employee features where staff can clock in without having to sign in every time. Its much more convenient for teachers who are in a hurry to get to class. The Development and Support teams always get things done quickly and are very helpful.

Cons

KT phone App does not always work and tends to be frustrating to parents.

Response from Kangarootime

Thanks for the feedback, Chelsea! We have made several updates to the parent app recently and we're continuing to improve it even more! We can't wait to release the staff schedule feature!

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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10

Kangarootime Pricing

Starting from
N/A
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Contact Kangarootime for pricing information.

Kangarootime Features

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Records Management
  • Self Service Portal

  • Activity Tracking
  • Assessment Management
  • Attendance Management
  • Calendar Management
  • Communication Management
  • Course Authoring
  • Course Catalog
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Data Import/Export
  • Learning Management
  • Progress Tracking
  • Registration Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Time & Attendance Tracking

Additional information for Kangarootime

Key features of Kangarootime

  • Automated billing statements
  • Child check in/out
  • Credentialing reminders
  • Daily audit logs
  • Daily reports
  • Document management
  • Employee dashboards
  • Medical alerts
  • Message encryption
  • Message verification
  • Messaging engine
  • Online registration
  • Paperless enrollment
  • Parent notifications
  • Parent portal
  • Parent/child records
  • Payment processing
  • Photo gallery
  • Read receipts
  • Real-time messaging
  • Records management
  • Tuition collection management
  • Wait list management

Benefits

  • Parents are automatically sent fee statements and notified of when payment is due, with the ability to pay by credit card or through checking accounts.

  • In-app notifications ensure that parents are kept up-to-date and prevent conflicts or misunderstandings over days off or contracts, with real-time feedback to keep parents informed of fees and overtime.

  • Children can be checked in and out of the center by parents, with daily audit logs and time tracking to the second, with parents also able to authorize other family members, friends, or neighbours to pick up their child.

  • In-app messaging, with message verification and read receipts, organizes and stores all emails, chats, and pictures in a single database.

  • Employees can be managed in Kangarootime, including credentialing and hours, with the calendar and internal messaging displayed in employee dashboards.

  • Kangarootime FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Kangarootime.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Kangarootime offer?

    Kangarootime offers the following pricing plans:

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Not Available

    Contact Kangarootime for pricing information.

    Q. What are the main features of Kangarootime?

    Kangarootime offers the following features:

    • Automated billing statements
    • Child check in/out
    • Credentialing reminders
    • Daily audit logs
    • Daily reports
    • Document management
    • Employee dashboards
    • Medical alerts
    • Message encryption
    • Message verification
    • Messaging engine
    • Online registration
    • Paperless enrollment
    • Parent notifications
    • Parent portal
    • Parent/child records
    • Payment processing
    • Photo gallery
    • Read receipts
    • Real-time messaging
    • Records management
    • Tuition collection management
    • Wait list management

    Q. Who are the typical users of Kangarootime?

    Kangarootime has the following typical customers:

    Mid Size Business, Small Business

    Q. What languages does Kangarootime support?

    Kangarootime supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Kangarootime offer?

    Kangarootime has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does Kangarootime support mobile devices?

    Kangarootime supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone, iPad

    Q. What other apps does Kangarootime integrate with?

    Kangarootime integrates with the following applications:

    Grow

    Q. What level of support does Kangarootime offer?

    Kangarootime offers the following support options:

    Online Support, Phone Support